DISTINGUISHING FACT FROM OPINION

FACTS are statements that can be proven true or false by unbiased evidence.
EXAMPLES: 5.‘Makulay ang buhay sa sinabawang gulay’ is the new Knorr Cubes commercial jingle. 7.Pneumonoultramicrosco picsilicovolcanoconiosis is

DISTINGUISHING FACT FROM OPINION
An OPINION, though valid, is a statement which expresses a personal bias or a point of view and cannot be proven objectively. It is a statement of what an individual or group feels, thinks, or believes. Different opinions can be given on the same subject. Phrases such as

DISTINGUISHING FACT FROM OPINION
EXAMPLES OF OPINIONS: 4.Michael thinks that he is cute. 6.I think Theresa did not like the rose and Red Ribbon cake given to her by Carlo.

EXERCISE ON DISTINGUISHING FACT FROM OPINION
INSTRUCTIONS: Read the article entitled Hog Cholera no threat to human health, says DOH (Manila Times, 07/31/07). Pick out factual and opinionated statements in the selection. Underline ALL THE FACTUAL statements with a red

DETERMINING THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE, MOOD AND POINT OF VIEW

DETERMINING THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE
+ When was he born? +Where did he live? + Where did he study? + Where was he trained? + What were his awards? + What was his purpose in writing

UNDERSTANDING THE MOOD USED TO ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE

DETERMINING THE AUTHOR’S POINT OF VIEW
The author’s point of view about social, political, economi c and religious

DETERMINING THE AUTHOR’S POINT OF VIEW
To determine the author’s viewpoint, the reader must know the following: